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Federated Farmers elects first woman national president

Federated Farmers elects first woman national president after 118 years


West Coast dairy farmer Katie Milne is the new Federated Farmers’ National President- becoming the first woman in the Federation’s 118-year history to hold the presidency.

Ms Milne succeeds Dr William Rolleston who steps aside after his three-year tenure.

A previous Federation Board member and West Coast Provincial President, Katie was Dairy Woman of the Year and a Rural Woman of Influence in 2015.

Manawatu dairy farmer Andrew Hoggard was elected National Vice President while South Canterbury farmer Miles Anderson takes over as National Meat and Fibre chair with Rick Powdrell stepping aside.

Waikato farmer Chris Lewis takes over as National Dairy Industry Chair succeeding Andrew Hoggard.

North Canterbury farmer Lynda Murchison has been elected as one of two Board members at large alongside Chris Allen who was reappointed.

Arable chair Guy Wigley remains on the Board pending next week’s arable sector AGM.

Federated Farmers meanwhile thanks former National President Dr William Rolleston for his service over the past three years, and wishes him all the best in the future.

Federated Farmers Industry Executives 2017/18

Meat & Fibre

Miles Anderson (Chairperson)- South Canterbury- 027 422 8048

William Beetham -Wairarapa

Dan Hodgen- North Canterbury

Simon Williamson- High Country

Dairy

Chris Lewis (Chairperson)- Waikato-027 289 8942

Wayne Langford (vice Chair)-Golden Bay

Jacqui Hahn (vice Chair)-Waikato

Renee Rooney- West Coast

Stephen Crawford- Otago

Richard McIntyre -Manawatu-Rangitikei

ENDS


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